Love Poems of February #12 of 14February 24, 2013
Here’s the 12th of 14 new poems that have something to do with love that I plan to write during February.
Call it NaLoPoMo National Love Poem Month.
The idea for today’s poem was to write one with a different tone/voice or perspective. Enjoy.
Several poets may be participating in writing a poem a day or every other day in February. Join us and write some poems. Post a link to your love poems here at this Facebook page: Randomly Accessed Poetics which is a William James Lindberg project.
NOT a cYnical Love Poem
By Christopher J. Jarmick
Love is a commodity
not just idealized to
but as an ego-stroke
or a piece of real estate to own
something for the man or woman
who has everything
or nothing at all
but that means
love is priceless and cheap
and if there is something that’s as free
as government cheese
is it worth having?
‘Well don’t we always want what we can’t have?’
says the man on TV,
repeating what the drunk
in the bar
said last night.
Copyright© Christopher J. Jarmick 2013